Top 25 Albums 2013

International Top 25 Albums 20131. Parquet Courts – Light Up Gold
My album of the year. Lots of stand out tracks.

2. Savages – Silence Yourself
Almost made number 1 but still a classic album which I expect to listen to for years to come.
Dark, bassy, intense rock.

3. Queens Of The Stone Age – Like Clockwork
What a grower of an album… 4 of the first 5 songs are outstanding.

4. Drenge – Drenge
Lots of rock influences but still original in its execution. A taste of Nirvana in parts, but not a complete copy.

5. Nick Cave u0026amp; The Bad Seeds – Push The Sky Away

6. Deap Vally – Sistrionix

7. Nine Inch Nails – Hesitation Marks
I’m just a big fan of Trent Reznor and NIN. More electronic and less guitars but still classic NIN.

8. Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Mosquito

9. Wire – Change Becomes Us
Producing great albums over the past number of years. And this is no exception.

10. Low – The Invisible Way

11. Factory Floor – Factory Floor
In the right mood, this album thumps and beeps its way around your head.

12. Yo La Tengo – Fade
13. Deerhunter – Monomania
14. Arcade Fire – Reflektor
15. Arctic Monkeys – AM

16. The National – Trouble Will Find Me
17. My Bloody Valentine – MBV
18. Iceage – You’re Nothing
19. Johnny Marr – The Messenger
20. Kings of Leon – Mechanical Bull

21. Editors – The Weight of Your Love
22. Yuck – Glow u0026amp; Behold
23. Deafheaven – Sunbather
24. Bill Callahan – Dream River
25. Foals – Holy Fire

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The Next 25

26. The Men – New Moon
27. Palma Violets – 180
28. Kurt Vile – Wakin On A Pretty Daze
29. Suuns – Images du Futur
30. John Murry – The Graceless Age

31. David Bowie – The Next Day
32. Body/Head, Coming Apart
33. Hookworms – Pearl Mystic
34. Fuck Buttons – Slow Focus
35. Austra – Olympia

36. Mogwai – Les Revenants
37. British Sea Power – From The Sea To The Land Beyond
38. Lloyd Cole – Standards
39. Joanna Gruesome – Weird Sister
40. 65daysofstatic – Wild Light

41. White Lies – Big TV
42. Christopher Owens – Lysandre
43. John Grant – Pale Green Ghosts
44. The Fall – Re-Mit
45. Billy Bragg – Tooth and Nail

46. Ty Segall -Sleeper
47. Future Of The Left – How To Stop Your Brain In An Accident
48. Primal Scream – More Light
49. Black Sabbath – 13
50. Thee Oh Sees – Floating Coffin

Just Outside the Top 50

51. Crossess – Crosses †††
52. Franz Ferdinand – Right Thoughts Right Words Right Action
53. Pissed Jeans – Honeys
54. Jello Biafra and the Guantanamo School of Medicine – White People and the Damage Done
55. Okkervil River – The Silver Gymnasium (middle of the road non alt country)

56. Beck – Song Reader
57. Eminem – Marshall Mathers LP 2
58. Kanye West – Yeezus
59. Pearl Jam – Lightning Bolt
60. Boards of Canada – Tomorrow’s Harvest

61. Darkside – Psychic
62. K-X-P – K-X-P II
63. Paramore – Paramore
64. Twilight Of The Gods – Fire on the Mountain (Metal a la maiden)
65. Ihsahn – Das Seelenbrechen (throaty sabbath metal)

66. Windhand – Soma (Doom distortion laden metal
67. Bleached – Ride Your Heart
68. Phosphorescent – Muchacho
69. It Hugs Back – Recommended Record
70. Jon Hopkins – Immunity

71. King Krule – 6 Feet Beneath The Moon
72. Crystal Fighters – Cave Rave
73. Mikal Cronin – MCII
74. The Flaming Lips – The Terror
75. Bring Me The Horizon – Sempiternal

Honourable Mentions

Waxahatchee – Cerulean Salt
Chvrches – The Bones Of What You Believe
Neko Case – The Worse Things Get, the Harder I Fight, the Harder I Fight, the More I Love You
James Blake – Overgrown
Vampire Weekend – Modern Vampires of the City

Jagwar Ma – Howlin
Janelle Monae – The Electric Lady
Mazzy Star – Seasons Of Your Day
The Strokes – Comedown Machine
These New Puritans – Field of Reeds

Los Campesinos – No Blues
Daft Punk – Random Access Memories
Julia Holter – Loud City Song
Phoenix – Bankrupt!
Merchandise – Total Night

Not Really For Me
Haim – Days Are Gone
The Fauns – Lights
Cate Le Bon – Mug Museum
The Knife – Shaking the Habitual
Daughter – If Your Leave
Bosnian Rainbows – Bosnian Rainbows

Not at all
Disclosure – Settle
Blood Orange – Cupid Deluxe
The Weeknd – Kiss Land

Not Listened to
Atoms For Peace – Amok
Sky Ferreira – Night Time, My Time
The Necks – Open

Just didn’t get a Chance to listen to these either

Death Grips – Government Plates
Jake Bugg – Jake Bugg
Lorde – Pure Heroine
Paul McCartney – New
Goldfrapp – Tales of Us

Manic Street Preachers – Rewind The Film
Prefab Sprout – Crimson/Red
Mark Kozelek u0026amp; Jimmy Lavalle – Perils from the Sea
The Waterboys – Fisherman’s Box
Nils Frahm – Spaces

Julianna Barwick – Nepenthe
Courtney Barnett – A Sea Of Split Peas
Speedy Ortiz – Major Arcana
The Haxan Cloak – Excavation
Peace – In Love

Laura Marling – Once I Was An Eagle
Carcass – Surgical Steel
Autre Ne Veut – Anxiety
Local Natives – Hummingbird
Migos – YRN

Superchunk – I Hate Music
Kvelertak – Meir
Volcano Choir – Repave
Chelsea Wolfe – Pain is Beauty
The So So Glos – Blowout

Bombino – Nomad
John Fogerty – Wrote A Song For Everyone
Midlake – Antiphon
Pet Shop Boys – Electric
Laura Mvula – Sing To The Moon

Lady Gaga – ARTPOP
Youth Lagoon – Wondrous Bughouse
Tim Hecker – Virgins
Holden, The Inheritors
Caitlin Rose, The Stand-In

Kacey Musgraves, Same Trailer Different Park
Omar Souleyman, Wenu Wenu
Tim Hecker, Virgins
Mark Mulcahy – Dear Mark J. Mulcahy, I Love You
Cathedral – The Last Spire

Glasser – Keam Theme
Daniel Avery – Drone Logic
Suede – Bloodsports
Grouper – The Man Who Died In His Boat
The Icarus Line – Slave Vows

The Stepkids – Troubadour